Archive for the 'Theology' Category

Ecumenical Popery

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

What’s the new pope up to?
Benedict said Wednesday he felt John Paul’s presence as he wrestled with two conflicting emotions following the election: thanks to God for the gift of being pope but also “a sense of inadequacy’’ in carrying out the responsibility.
“I seem to feel his strong hand holding mine, I feel I can […]

Joyaversary

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Happy Joyaversary to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Joyaversary - The observation of the date of a Christian’s entrance into Heaven.

Sacred Cyber Meditations

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

I’ve recently been exposed to Sacred Meditations by Johann Gerhard, a collection of…well…meditations. It is published in Jacobean English, so is a bit difficult for an easily distracted girl like me to get through. After surfing through commenter Rev. Wade Johnston’s blog, I discovered his modern translation of Sacred Meditations - yeh, his […]

Budgeting by Lutherans

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

I am irritated, and not just about the State of Florida executing Terri Schiavo, but it definitely puts me in the mood to write this post. My church body has been cutting foreign missionaries and mission work in favor of “mission” work here in North America. OK, so souls are souls, right? […]

Holy Saturday and things I wonder

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

I wonder if the day after Jesus’ execution didn’t seem so holy at the time.
I wonder if the disciples slept, and if they did, what did they dream about?
I wonder if they woke up feeling good and then the reality of what happened the previous day came crashing in on them […]

One of my favorite things…

Friday, March 11th, 2005

…is exposing that fraud that is Benny Hinn. Bunnie has a post.

Embracing all lifestyle choices

Saturday, March 5th, 2005

Being arrested for and confessing to ten murders doesn’t disqualify you from continuing to serve as the president of the church council. Huh. Interesting.

The Quotable Wells and Joubert

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

H. G. Wells grasped an important truth that many Christians are completely missing - that our theological and moral foundation is found in the first few chapters of Genesis. Wells understood that if those were not taken as truth, then everything that was built on it cannot stand.
If all the animals and […]

Whose Church?

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

Her Church, of course!
Pastor Paul McCain highlights the apostasy and paganism in the E*CA. Her Church is a good example of too much tolerance.
Also seen on (and hat tips to) TheologyGeek, Random Daniel and Bunnie Diehl.

Kosher Rice Communion Wafers

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

For the gluten intolerant/wheat allergic Messianic Jew: Kosher Rice Communion Wafers. Really. Check it out.

Infant baptism

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Bunnie Diehl has a great link about infant baptism in the early church.

A little advice for the girls on Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

I love you.
We hear it a lot. It has all sorts of meanings. God’s definition is Christ on the cross. That’s love. It’s not a warm-fuzzy feeling. It’s gut-wrenching sacrifice. My pastor defined love as “giving to someone where they have a need.” That is what Christ did.
When […]

Words With Which to Whine

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind??
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,? said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as […]

The Gospel According to Jerry Lewis

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

Johnny Carson died today and that is the passing of a very funny man.
I wasn’t going to post about this until I read the gospel of Jerry Lewis:
“Johnny Carson made an awful lot of people laugh and an awful lot of people happy. I always say that any time a man provides laughter […]

Small town newspaper takes theological stand on existence of divine being

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

The Juneau Empire subtly, without fanfare, staked out its theological territory in a recent article.
After a couple of months of snow deprivation, Juneau residents got a big consolation prize from Mother Nature on Monday.
While she does cite Mother Nature, the author does not specify which incarnation of the goddess the paper confesses. “It could […]

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Timotheos posted an incredible sermon over at Balaam’s Ass.
The law
Behold, the sin of the world, that takes away the Lamb of God! Behold your cold nails of lovelessness that pierce His wrists, your thorns of apathy that worm their way into His skull, your lashes of lust that plow crimson furrows upon His back. Behold, […]

Where’s CAIR now?

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Michelle Malkin and Joshua Claybourn report on the slaying of a family of four for what appears to be religious hate. It will be interesting to see how this is handled.
Oh ya…the family: Coptic Christians from Egypt living in New Jersey. The father an avid chatroom participant frequently debated religion - with […]

Single and Christian

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Chris Williams and Rob of Love & Blunder both have great posts on being single and not really wanting to be. Really good posts - go read!

I’m a bit envious

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

What a way to go!
A Presbyterian minister collapsed and died in mid-sentence of a sermon after saying “And when I go to heaven …,” his colleague said Monday.
The Rev. Jack Arnold, 69, was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in this Orlando suburb when he grabbed the podium before falling […]

It’s a serious piece, really.

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

BBC Defends Decision to Air Profane Springer Show
The BBC has defended its decision to air “Jerry Springer-The Opera” uncut, despite outrage over a libretto peppered with more than 3,000 swear words.
3,000 swear words?! I checked the run time of the opera - 2 hours and 20 minutes. 3,000 swear words! That’s something […]